Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in SOI Project II
Transparency and Accountability for People of Solomon Islands Project
Maintaining peaceful communities is a pre-requisite for attaining sustainable development. To enhance conditions for peace and strengthen governance, UNDP, supported by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF), created an inclusive space for reconciliation in Solomon Islands through number of dialogues attended by traditional leaders, women, youth, members of the Parliament and Provincial government officers in targeted provinces.
UNDP has been supporting the Government of Solomon Islands to ensure the sustainability and credibility of the electoral processes through support provide to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission Office and Office of the Registrar of the Political Parties Commission. National authorities and local networks have strengthened their capacity to raise awareness of the citizens on the general elections scheduled to take place in 2019 which will be the first general elections in the post-RAMSI period.
UNDP in partnership with the Office of the prime Minister through a cost-sharing initiative is , , promoting transparency and accountability in Solomon Islands’ society through supporting the anti-corruption initiatives taken by the Government and concerned citizens including youth groups and the media community. Government commitment to this initiative is demonstrated by the enactment of the Anti-Corruption Act and Whistle Blowers Act in 2018, which is critical for the fight against corruption in Solomon Islands. UNDP also supported a capacity building training on corruption risk assessment with the Ministries of Mines and Forestry This work is complimentary to the activities of the United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UNPRAC) initiative within the Pacific.
A snapshot mapping of Justice Sector Services in all provinces in Solomon Islands has been completed in 2018. The maps and report will greatly assist in providing evidence-based decision making and planning for the implementation of the Justice Sector Strategic Framework 2014-2020, with the vison for all people in Solomon Islands to have access to a robust, independent justice system.